For Compassionate Relief

For Compassionate Relief

Meditation Makes a Bodhisattva

Tzu Chi Center  |  August 20, 2020
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Talk Description

Welcome to the Tzu Chi Center’s C.A.F.E. 229. Our premiere season explores how to transform distress into compassion and on mindful living in action. In this second installment, we are joined by guest speaker Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, who’s talk is called “Meditation Makes a Bodhisattva.”

In this presentation, she will cover coping with stress in the era of COVID-19, the meaning and purpose of a Bodhisattva, the ideal qualities a Bodhisattva should display in the service of others, and a simple, guided meditation. Learn more about C.A.F.E. 229 and the Tzu Chi Center at

Speaker's Bio

Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara currently serves as Abbot of the Village Zendo. She received priest ordination from Maezumi Roshi and Dharma Transmission and Inka from Bernie Tetsugen Glassman. Roshi Enkyo’s lineage comes through Maezumi Roshi, whose teaching was uncommon, bringing together Soto priest training and study of the Rinzai koan system. Moreover, Roshi Glassman’s focus on social engagement and peacemaking underlies much of her vision of Zen practice.

Roshi is a Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Family, a spiritual and social action association. Roshi’s focus is on the expression of Zen through caring, service, and creative response. Her Five Expressions of Zen form the matrix of study at the Village Zendo: Meditation, Study, Communication, Action, and Caring. Learn more about C.A.F.E. 229 and the Tzu Chi Center.

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